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Papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley


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Lady Waverley's papers include loose leaf manuscript diary notes, relating to her husband, correspondence, financial papers, printed material and newspaper cuttings.


  • Creation: 1938-1975


0.2 Linear metres (4 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6661, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 6661-6664; Photogr. c. 78, fols. 40-51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11307


Lady Waverley's papers include photographs of family members, correspondence, financial papers, newspaper cuttings and diary notes relating to her husband, John Anderson, first Viscount Waverley.

Biographical / Historical

Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, née Bodley (1896-1974) was the wife of John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley (1882-1958), civil servant. Details for Sir John are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, with 20th-cent. copies of 19th-cent. photographs of family members, and (fols. 46-47, 50) photographs of Lord Waverley, MS. Photogr. c. 78, fols. 40-51, Stride & Son, 5 Feb 1999, lot 182.

Related Materials

Additional papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley are MSS. Eng. c. 7207-7219, d. 3629-3635, e. 3459-3461, MSS. Photogr. c. 187-189.

Letters from Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, to Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, are MSS. Eng. c. 4778-4780.

Catalogue of papers of Ava Anderson, Viscountess Waverley, née Bodley (1896-1974)
EAD version 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom